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Extra Mural Studies for veterinary students

Thank you for your interest in Fitzpatrick Referrals.

Our EMS scheme allows veterinary students to gain experience working in a practice dedicated to orthopaedics, neurology, soft tissue and oncology, to include advanced diagnostic imaging techniques and surgery.

Due to the high demand, we place a restriction of two weeks on the time spent visiting the clinic. To gain the most from the placement, we also request that applicants are in their fourth or final year of clinical studies when the placement commences.

Rotations are available in two-week blocks, during which the student will follow clinicians from each service. During this time students will be able to observe surgery on a daily basis. Exposure to the disciplines of anaesthesia and advanced diagnostic imaging will be achieved via time spent working with our intern team and our radiography / advanced diagnostic imaging department. The rotations start from 10am on the first Monday with the working day commencing at 9am for the remainder of the placement.

We do not offer accommodation, although there are a number of guest houses and bed/breakfast establishments nearby.

Further information

For further information and to request a placement, please email your CV, a letter outlining your reasons for wanting to do a placement with us, a recent passport-style photograph and your preferred placement dates to Brian Wright on [email protected]. Please use your university email account for all correspondence to aid us in verifying you are a veterinary student.

Visiting qualified vets

We welcome visits from referring and non-referring veterinary surgeons who wish to find out more about our service, view our facilities and meet our team. To arrange to visit us, please contact Brian Wright on [email protected].

School / sixth form students

We are afraid that due to the commitment we make to help in the training of undergraduate veterinary students and the busy nature of referral practice we are unable to offer work experience placements to school and sixth form students in either the rehabilitation or veterinary centre.

Prep area at Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue

Working at Fitzpatrick Referrals – an intern and nurse treating a patient at Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue.


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